How A Single Tweet Brought A Panamanian Chef And Rainforest Communities Together
Chefs across Latin America are leveraging cuisine as a vehicle for sustainable food production and forest protection. Here, Forest Trendsâ€™ Will Tucker explores how this thinking influenced a chef working in Panama City, taking him on a journey that began with a single tweet and has since led to a program sourcing rainforest ingredients sustainably while empowering communities.
Ecosystem Marketplace has the story.
Opinion: Why The UN Sustainable Development Goals Really Are A Very Big Deal
Carbon project developers have high hopes for the Sustainable Development Goals, which they hope will provide a clear benchmark for the non-carbon â€œco-benefitsâ€ that so many have worked so hard to create. But for the SDGs to catch on, we will need buy-in across all sectors: private, public, and non-governmental. Here is why it should happen.
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Indigenous Climate Adaptation Tool May Soon Go Mobile
Brazilâ€™s SOMAI Alerta IndÃgena platform helps indigenous territories plan for climate change, but so far itâ€™s only been available in places with reliable internet. A new mobile app could spread the access and make it more responsive â€“ but only if funding materializes. Thanks to Google, that may be about to happen.
Read more at Ecosystem Marketplace.
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An Ally in the Fight against Climate Change: Nature
As the Paris Agreement confirmed that ecosystems have a role to play in combating climate change, both the public and private sector are increasingly recognizing the importance of nature based solutions.
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Growing Green Bond Market could mean Growing Use of Natural Infrastructure
Todd Gartner, the Manager of the World Resources Institute's Natural Infrastructure for Water project, sees potential for the growing green bond market to fund natural infrastructure projects that help manage water supplies alongside grey development.
The Conservation Finance Network has the interview.
Building Tools and Models to ease Worry over Water Risk
The investment community is responding to investors' growing apprehension over water risk with digital tools and financial models to better understand the myriad economic risks of water.
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Is the Future full of Stormwater Credit Trading Markets?
Washington D.C.'s first-of-its-kind Stormwater Retention Credit Trading Program is spurring ventures and discussions about replication. Supporters say a market for stormwater credits would unleash major private investment in nature based solutions that can greatly help solve the problem of water pollution.
Read more at Environmental Finance
Keep reading about Washington D.C. and District Stormwater LLC at the Conservation Finance Network.
Philadelphia aims for Greener Cities and Cleaner Waters with New Initiative
Philadelphia is looking to improve upon its stormwater management program and use of green infrastructure with a new challenge.
Learn more here.
Restore Nature, Support Communities, says India's Water Man
The Water Man of India, Rajendra Singh, continues his push for traditional methods that empower communities and restore nature to solve the world water crisis.
Read it at the Times of India.
The Gift that keeps on Giving: Sustainable Land-Use in the Panama Canal Watershed
An environmental incentives program in the Panama Canal watershed that supports and teaches sustainable agricultural practices benefits both farmers and ship travel.
Miami Herald has the story.
California Bill recognizes Natural Infrastructure in a Big Way
A bill currently making its way through the California legislature seeks to incorporate five Sierra Nevada and Cascade watersheds as pieces of water infrastructure. However, some environmental groups say the bill should instead focus on overall ecosystem health.
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Natural Capital shows Promise in China
Researchers trace China's recent success implementing environmental reform to natural capital investments.
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Delivering the Data that Canadian Waters needs most
WWF Canada and partners are attempting to complete the first-ever Canada-wide assessment of its freshwater ecosystems.
Huffington Post has the story.